Service first, Umno representatives told


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 14 Apr 2004

BY SYED AZHAR

KOTA BARU: Forget about party posts and focus on serving the people, Umno acting president Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told elected representatives from the party. 

He said wakil rakyat from Umno must make the extra effort to ensure that the people get the best possible service, adding that this was “above party posts”. 

“This is not the time to think about party posts when promises made during the recent election have not been carried out yet,” the Prime Minister told reporters after meeting Kelantan Umno leaders here, yesterday. 

“We must fulfil our promises and that is why there is no time to think about party posts, whether at branch, division or national level.” 

Abdullah added, however, that service to the people did not rest squarely on the shoulders of the elected representatives.  

Every Umno member had to help conduct public programmes, he said. 

He advised federal government agencies in the state to provide services and assistance to all races even those in areas held by PAS.  

Reiterating that the elected representatives from Umno should take care of their constituents, Abdullah said if this was maintained then the Barisan Nasional could form the state government at the next general election. 

He said Kelantan Umno should concentrate on projects such as helping the poor and improving the education level of children.  

Abdullah said the door was always open for PAS members to leave their party and join Umno. 

He added, however, that he was against any effort to “buy” anyone into joining Umno.  

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